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Tube Feeding Tips: Preventing Spills
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Notch Prevents Spills

 Syringe with a notch cut into it.

Paul puts the pitcher spout into the notch to keep it steady while he pours.

Here are a couple of pictures of the syringe I use for tube feeding. I use a big 140cc “sheep syringe,” coupled with various cheapie lightweight “pitchers” (measuring cups) from Wal-Mart. I use large ones for formula (I don’t try to pour direct from can) and small ones for meds. They are $2 to $3 each, much easier to use than heavy glass ones, and there’s less chance for slipping (and a mess).

The notch in the syringe makes it easy to pour into—again, no accidents.

—Paul Roser
paul@paulroser.com 

LifelineLetter, January/February 2013

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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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